The new Mercedes EQC, the first of 10 electric models the brand will launch before 2025, will be priced from £65,640 in the UK.
Now available to pre-order, the five-seat electric SUV, the first dedicated electric Mercedes model to enter series production, will be powered by an 80kWh lithium ion battery, with a WLTP-certified range of 259 miles. Two electric motors deliver a combined 402bhp and 564lb ft to move the EQC’s 2425kg kerb weight.
The entry-level EQC 400 4Matic Sport will start at £65,640 and feature the latest version of Mercedes’ MBUX infotainment system and a navigation system optimised to plot the fastest route depending on which type of charging points you want to use. It also comes with parking assist, a rear-view camera, blindspot monitors, LED headlights, heated front seats, 19in alloy wheels and ambient lighting featuring 64 colours.
The £67,635 AMG Line trim adds an AMG black panel grille, leather sport seats, carbonfibre trim and 20in wheels. Above that, AMG Line Premium costs £72,780 and adds an electric sunroof, Burmester surround sound, wireless smartphone chargers and MBUX augmented reality navigation.
There is also an AMG Line Premium Plus trim for £74,530 that adds a head-up display, 360deg camera, memory seats and extra MBUX functions.
Mercedes will also offer a £74,440 Edition 1 model, featuring the Sport equipment with extras including an electric sunroof, Burmester audio, special paint, leather upholstery and 20in wheels.
The most expensive model will be the limited-edition EQC Edition 1886, launched at this year's New York motor show. It will cost £79,260.
Stylistically, it leans heavily on the early Generation EQ concept of 2016. It retains the same basic shape and five-door layout of the earlier concept, albeit with altered detailing such as the front-end design. Autocar understands that the EQC achieves a drag coefficient of less than 0.30.
At 4761mm long, 1884mm wide and 1324mm tall, the EQC is 105mm longer and a considerable 315mm lower than the GLC, with which it shares its 2873mm wheelbase.